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  1. How well-positioned is NuVasive in 2022? 5 notes

    In 2021, NuVasive marked multiple milestones, including a rollout of new technology and the expansion of educational facilities. 
  2. 1st 3D-printed anterior cervical plate launches

    The first 3D-printed anterior cervical plate was cleared by the FDA and launched.
  3. Seattle Children's names chief of orthopedics and sports medicine

    Burt Yaszay, MD, is the new chief of orthopedics and sports medicine at Seattle Children's hospital.
  1. Stimwave Technologies adds chief marketing and strategy officer

    Stimwave Technologies, a developer of neurostimulation solutions for chronic pain relief, recently appointed Chris Valois as its first chief marketing and strategy officer.
  2. Incite Innovations acquires spinal device company

    Medical device company Incite Innovations has acquired spinal implant company NeuroStructures, OrthoSpineNews reported Jan. 7. 
  3. J&J to use Microsoft Cloud for surgical workflow

    Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Cos. has partnered with Microsoft to expand its digital surgery ecosystem, the medical device company said Jan. 10.
  4. Medtronic acquires cardiology medtech company

    Medtronic will acquire Affera, a company that focuses on cardiac mapping and navigation.

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  1. OrthoBethesda, Washington Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine form 27-physician group

    OrthoBethesda (Md.) has partnered with Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Washington, D.C., to form a 27-physician group.
  2. Spinal fusions at HOPDs increase after CMS approval for ASCs

    Outpatient cervical and lumbar fusions jumped at hospital-outpatient departments after CMS approved the procedures for ASCs while the procedure rate had little or no growth in surgery centers.
  3. 'I've got bad news for you': Spine surgery delayed after patient waits 3 hours on gurney

    Nonurgent surgeries across the U.S. are being canceled as COVID-19 cases surge and hospitals face critical staffing shortages. Most of the time, the surgeries are canceled well in advance. But for one patient in California, that wasn't the case.
  4. 10 orthopedic surgeons to know

    Here are 10 physicians performing orthopedic surgery:
  1. OrthoIllinois promotes new CEO

    Elgin-based OrthoIllinois has promoted Anthony Brown to CEO, according to a Jan. 7 news release shared with Becker's.
  2. 3 orthopedic practice deals in 7 days

    In the first week of 2022, orthopedic practices were quick to ink partnerships and mergers.
  3. Medtronic issues 2nd Class I recall of cranial software since 2019

    Medtronic on Jan. 6 issued a Class I recall of the company's Synergy Cranial and StealthStation S7 Cranial software.
  4. VySpine gets FDA clearance for thoracic implant system

    VySpine has been given FDA 510(k) clearance for its posterior cervical thoracic system, the medical device company said Jan. 6. 
  5. COVID-19-related surgery delays decreasing some orthopedics cases, study says

    Elective surgery delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic led to a dip in some orthopedic procedures, a study found.
  6. SpineGuard, WishBone Medical ink distribution deal for pediatric spine surgery

    SpineGuard and WishBone Medical signed a distribution agreement to broaden technology for surgeons performing spine surgery on pediatric patients.
  7. Illinois orthopedic practice begins using automated prior authorizations tool

    Barrington (Ill.) Orthopedics launched ClinicalBox's PrecisionAuth tool at its locations.
  8. How many spine specialists do the largest US orthopedic practices have?

    Becker's Spine Review in November listed 16 orthopedic practices in the U.S. with 70 or more physicians on staff. Here are the totals of spine specialists who are with each practice:
  9. How well-positioned is Stryker in 2022? 5 notes

    In 2021, Stryker continued to grow in orthopedics through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, the company hit the ground running with a multibillion-dollar deal.

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